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Mark Reichman
West New Britain Explorations

Click For EnlargementMark and his family are missionaries living at Kandrian on West New Britain. Over the years, he and his family have visited several WWII aircraft and shipwrecks. He and his son Jared Reichman have also discovered several new and MIA wrecks on land and underwater.

Wrecks discovered by Reichman
The following aircraft wreck were initially discovered by Mark and his son.

D3A2 Model 22 Val
Crashed in the sea off Arawe upside down, discovered 2001 remains of the crew aboard

P-38H "Regina Coeli" Serial Number 42-66856 Nose 179
Aerial collision over Arawe, pilot bailed out and survived

Lockheed Hudson Mark III Serial Number A16-126
Pilot Gibson crashed February 11, 1942 discovered on May 5, 2008 by Mark and his son Jared

Wrecks visited by Reichman
The following aircraft wreck were initially discovered by Mark and his son.

Lockheed Hudson Mark II Serial Number A16-91
Pilot Lerew crashed February 11, 1942

D3A2 Model 22 Val
Crashed on Angap Island

D3A2 Model 22 Val Manufacture Number 1520
Crashed near Arawe on land, tail and wing wreckage only

D3A2 Model 22 Val Manufacture Number 3179
Crashed on New Britain, wreckage only

D3A2 Model 22 Val Manufacture Number 3450
Crashed near Arawe

D3A2 Model 22 Val Manufacture Number 3487
Crashed near Arawe

D3A2 Model 22 Val Manufacture Number 3373
Crashed near Arawe on land, scattered wreckage only

D3A2 Model 22 Val Manufacture Number 3383
Crashed near Arawe at Wako Village

B-17E "Texas #6" 41-9207
Visited by Reichman in 2007

Takasaki Maru
Japanese transport sunk off Arawe

Japanese Merchant Ship
Sunk off Gasmata

M3A1 Stuart Tank
Abandoned at Arawe battlefield

M3A1 Stuart Tank (Turret Removed)
Abandoned at Arawe battlefield, turret removed

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